Grateful Dead Live at Olympia Halle on 1974-09-14
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|Me And My Uncle|
|The Promised Land|
|Weather Report Suite ->|
|Let It Grow|
|Around And Around|
|Phil and Ned|
|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|It Must Have Been The Roses|
|Mind Left Body Jam ->|
|Wharf Rat ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|One More Saturday Night|
flac16; Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat
Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller
- 2005-09-20 12:13:10
- SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat
- Munich, Germany
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Olympia Halle
Subject: I knew without asking,,
5 Minute 30 Second point of SCARLET
when the SOUNDBOARD kicks in.
Thumbs up to the review by Chris U.
Notes-Big River to open Set Two---Talk about OVERDRIVE!
1/2 Step>Roses-Not the first time and not a full on transition but wow is that an interestingly sweet combo.
Subject: Yes, I do like this one
My friends, I can't champion every minute of every 1974 board recording but I can champion 99% of them. And eventually I will. ;)
This is a great show with lots of nice friendly vibes and, other than Phil and Ned, maybe, nary a whiff of The Void. You get a decent sense of the ambience of the hall from the audience recording and then, midway through Scarlet, the board kicks in. The biggest change from the audience is that it's much easier to hear the notes Phil is playing and, for my tastes, Phil was never better recorded than he was in 1973-74. The louder you play this stuff, the more you get out of it (definitely true of a groovy dance tune like Scarlet Begonias!). There's no question that the Dead could play softly when they wanted to ("it's all about the dynamics", my friend reminded me the other day) but when they jammed it was always sufficiently loud that Phil's bass would turn your spine into jelly. So turn it up! Nobody except the band needs to worry about whether the ending is perfect.
As is the case with nearly all of the best boards from this era, everybody is mixed pretty evenly and, where the songs call for it (e.g., Row Jimmy) you can hear each note they're playing, as well as the spaces between the notes. Listen to Keith and Bobby's beautiful playing during the guitar solos in the aforementioned RJ! A great version.
There is a cut between the first two verses of WRS. This is a relatively laid back version (Bobby's throat was a little tired this night, I think) but the Let it Grow jam after the "rise and fall" verse is beautiful. This isn't one of those versions that evokes the ghost of Pigpen with a shredding Caution jam but something more understated, introspective and melodic. Listen to the ice petal flowers dissolving. That's what the Wall of Sound was all about.
I must say I do like Around and Around as a first set closer. This version has great energy without the unnecessary bombast that can weigh it down when it shows up towards the end of the show or as an encore.
The Truckin' is played and sung with verve (maybe too much verve, hehehe...) with a great long jam and outro ... around 13:00 Phil and Billy lock into this upstep country thing that they flirt with a couple times before ultimately floating into Wharf Rat on the back of a Phil-shaped beam of golden feedback. 1974 has a surplus of especially fine Wharf Rats and this is another one which includes at least one face-stealing vocal improvisation by Jerry and a sweet mother of a jam after the last verse.
Some reviewers have suggested the band pulled out the Eyes->OMSN,US Blues triple encore as some sort of apology for a show poorly performed...? Anything's possible, I suppose. Seems to me they just really enjoyed playing that last set and they wanted to keep going. I'm glad they did.
Subject: Standard Issue of Awesomeness
Subject: not much to add to Cliff's review
Subject: Difficult listening to this...
Subject: The Dead in Germany
That said, BIG RIVER!!! Worth the listen all alone, but that'll persuade you to hear the rest of the show ;)
Subject: Don't miss out on this- I am flabbergasted that with all the 74 heads this is not reviewed copiously or well
Subject: another great show
After listening to DP's from the Alexandra Palace---which has my favorite WRS---and a few of the other shows from this tour, they ALL SMOKED!! The jam after Truckin' seems particularly hot--IMO. It's a shame there weren't more shows played in '74...
Overall sound quality comes in at 4.5 stars---the performance is 5 stars. But remember that we ALL "hear" things differently, so don't take my word as anything but a recommendation.
-- Bertha through 5:20 of Scarlet patched from AUD>Rm>Dat>CD.
The sbd portion is pretty good quality. Good mix, good levels, low generation.
Four stars only because of the aud patch.